casus foederis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin casus (case) + foederis, genitive of foedus (treaty).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkeɪsəs ˈfiːdəɹɪs/

Noun[edit]

casus foederis

  1. A situation covered by the terms of an international treaty (or similar understanding), and which consequently requires action from the parties involved.